City of Bones by Cassandra Clare is the first book of The Mortal Instruments series.
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club
in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a
murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and
brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air.
It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to
everyone else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood --
to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary's
first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the
earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter
who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within
twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance,
when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But
why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her
mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters
would like to know...
Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and
utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy
takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.
You all know I'm a huge fan of Cassandra Clare, but oh man...this book is just lovely. The story is amazing, the characters are great, and the romance is a bit Star Wars-ish. And I love Star Wars. I finished this book in about 3 days because I just could not put it down once I got about half-way through. Anyway I don't want to give away any spoilers because I really hate that sort of thing.
I cannot wait to read the second book of the series City of Ashes.
My rating: 4.5/5